For sale here is a handsome leather rod tube 53" in length with a 1 9/16" diameter. The tube was owned by fly-fishing advocate and author of "Trout", Ernest Schwiebert(according to Lang's). The tube is in excellent used condition with a lovely patina. There are no holes or tears and all of the stitching is intact and strong. The leather remains supply void of cracking and dryness. Aluminum buckle. The style of the tube is very similar to that of the Orvis "Wes Jordan" tubes with carrying strap. This tube is the perfect length for a 9' 2/2 rod and great for adding some style and history to protecting your rod.